Aldi offers 3D printer for 275 euros
June 18, 2019 -- European supermarket chain Aldi is selling Balco 3D printers as an online exclusive in the U.K. for less than 250 pounds (275 euros).
SynApps software to be used more widely for CT lung checks
June 12, 2019 -- Enterprise content management specialist SynApps' Veolity medical image processing software will be used across eight National Health Service (NHS) England facilities in the NHS' effort to use mobile CT scanners to check the lung health of 600,000 people over the next four years.
Augmented reality beats MRI for identifying liver tumors
June 6, 2019 -- Norwegian researchers have accurately identified liver tumors more quickly by examining 3D models with augmented reality (AR) technology compared with looking at conventional MRI scans. Whereas MR or CT images require clinicians to mentally reconstruct a 3D view of liver vessels and lesions, AR eliminates the need for this step, they say.  Discuss
HeartFlow gets NHS extension for FFR software
June 6, 2019 -- Cardiac software developer HeartFlow said National Health Service (NHS) England has extended reimbursement for one year for the company's FFRct Analysis software for calculating noninvasive fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements in patients with heart disease.
Milan group uses AR, 3D printing to assist in heart surgery
June 5, 2019 -- Investigators from a top Italian facility have employed augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing to plan surgery for a woman with major health complications, including ovarian cancer and an atrial septal defect. They outlined their experience in a case study.  Discuss
FDA OKs Medis quantitative cardiac software
June 5, 2019 -- Medical imaging software developer Medis Medical Imaging Systems has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its QAngio XA 3D software for the quantitative analysis of peripheral and coronary vessels.
Deep learning provides boost for liver imaging
May 30, 2019 -- Two German radiologists have developed a deep-learning algorithm to assist with liver MRI scans. The procedure can also be applied to other diagnostic issues, delegates learned at the 100th German Radiology Congress in Leipzig.  Discuss
Postmortem pediatric imaging proves value
May 20, 2019 -- What are the key indications, advantages, and limitations of postmortem pediatric imaging? Which modality works best? And what is the role of 3D printing? Dr. Owen Arthurs from London's Great Ormond Street Hospital provides some answers.  Discuss
3D MRI captures changes to fetal head during birth
May 16, 2019 -- Researchers from France have used 3D MRI to visualize changes to the shape of the fetal brain and skull during the second stage of labor. The images revealed that fetal heads may experience greater stress than previously imagined, according to an article published online on 15 May in PLOS One.  Discuss
AR, 3D printing advance navigation for spine surgery
May 9, 2019 -- Augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing provide clinicians with new alternatives for image-guided spine surgery that involve less radiation exposure and improve the accuracy of implanting pedicle screws, according to two recent studies from separate teams of Swiss and Italian researchers.  Discuss
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